Student Learning Centre

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) is an academic unit which offers support in the areas of:

  • Academic writing
  • Basic mathematics
  • Endnote
  • General study skills
  • Statistics
  • Referencing



Contact us
Learning Lounge, Level 1 Central Library, Bedford Park campus


Learning Lounge

The Learning Lounge staff can help you:

  • Understand your assignment requirements
  • Structure your assignment
  • Express your ideas more clearly
  • Enhance your academic writing style
  • Understand referencing conventions
  • Improve your understanding and application of grammar rules
  • Improve your self-editing skills
  • Update your basic maths skills

No appointment necessary

Come in to speak with an academic advisor

Semester 2, 2018 









Central Library

Academic writing and general study skills

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm

10am - 4pm

5pm - 7pm
11am - 3pm
Basic maths skills 11am - 3pm   11am - 3pm   11am - 3pm
Using Endnote 1pm - 4pm     10am - 1pm  
Basic statistics   10am - 1pm      

Sturt Library

Academic writing

Basic maths

Using Endnote

General study skills

2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm  

Victoria Square

Academic writing

General study skills


10am - 12pm

2pm - 4pm







Academic writing is one of the trickiest, yet most important parts of student life. Undergraduate students get free access to Studiosity, which is designed to support you with core study and writing skills, aiming to improve your confidence and academic success. Studiosity is available online 24/7 throughout the year, even during semester breaks. 

You can access Studiosity via your Flinders dashboard, or via the Studiosity topic in Flinders Learning Online (FLO).

Draft assignment feedback 

You can upload up to two draft assignments to Studiosity per week (max 1500 words per assignment), and an English specialist will provide you with feedback in less than 24 hours, including comments, suggestions and encouragement about how you can improve your work. You can either submit two separate assignments once, or a single assignment twice in one week. Assignments can be for any subject and at any stage of your draft. 

Live chat 

Studiosity live chat offers online one-to-one, personal help with your study questions. Students can utilise up to two live chats (approx. 20 min each) per week. Subject specialists can help you with your independent and critical thinking, and are available from 2.30pm until 11.30pm, Sunday to Friday (South Australian local time).


Services and Resources

Academic Advisor appointments

You can book an appointment with an Academic Advisor via CareerHub, which you can access from your Flinders dashboard.

Academic Skills Kit

Note:  The Academic Skill Kit site is undergoing maintenance currently.  However, you can watch some of the Academic Preparation Program videos which are available here.

Referencing resources

Referencing is a standard convention in academic and professional communication, designed to inform the reader of where you found a piece of information you used in a piece of written work.

There are a number of referencing systems used at Flinders University, with certain systems being preferred in different academic disciplines. We have a number of guides and resources to help you when you're completing your assignments and assessment pieces.


Study guides

We provide a range of study guides designed to help students develop their academic abilities and skills, including:

Academic Writing
English Language & General Study Skills

ach of the links contain many guides in pdf format.  For example, the Academic Writing link contains pdfs on Introductions and Conclusions, referencing style guides, Literature Review, research proposal, and many more.  




Academic Preparation Program

The Academic Preparation Program has been developed to help get you off to the best possible start at Flinders. Each session has been co-created by our academic staff and our students to give you the information and skills you will need while you are at University.

English Language Support Program (ELSP)

The ELSP has been developed to assist students who come from a non-English speaking background to improving their English, specifically in the academic context.   Modules are free and run by experienced ESL tutors.  Registration for Semester 2, 2018 is now open.  Go to to register.  Places are limited.

Semester 2 2018 dates: Weeks 3 to 8.  

Pop-up seminars

Throughout the year, we offer a number of pop-up sessions to help you with a range of study skills, show you how to use different tools and help you get the most out of your studies.